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Eller Named New JTA Government/PR Officer

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority announces Shannon K. Eller as its new Government and Public Relations Officer.  Ms. Eller has over 10 years of local and regional government experience in Northeast Florida and has served as a media relations coordinator in the private sector as well.  Ms. Eller was a Deputy General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel at the City of Jacksonville where she specialized in growth management law and served as the primary advisor to the City Council on land use issues.  Ms. Eller is a former associate of the law firm Rogers Towers, PA and was a regional planner at the Northeast Florida Regional Council.

Ms. Eller is a graduate of the University of South Florida Honors Program and the University of Florida College of Law.  She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration at the University of North Florida focusing on transportation planning and logistics.  “I am very excited to join the JTA team and I look forward to working with our elected officials and our local, regional, and state partners,” said Eller. 

“We are very pleased to have Ms. Eller on board,” said Michael J. Blaylock, JTA’s Executive Director/CEO.  “She has substantive knowledge of transportation issues, experience with our local and state governments, and is a well respected member of the growth management community.  We are proud to have her represent JTA.”

As Government and Public Relations Officer, Ms. Eller will serve as JTA’s liaison to local, regional, state and federal governments, as well as all media outlets.  She can be reached at (904) 571-2029 (c) or